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Pakage

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Crabs are one of the most optimal life forms in existence. This is not an exaggeration, but a fact upon which the ocean’s ecosystem balances upon....

Numbness is a feeling. When you’ve been lying on your arm for too long and the circulation to your hand gets cut off, you start to feel numbness tingling....

I am my own sculptor, no one else may mould me....

Listening to your favourite artist’s new album is one of the most bipolar experiences you may ever have....

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars which is also known as the Pleiades. Typically, it rises in mid-winter and for the vast majority of Māori iwi it symbolises the beginning of the new year....

Dating all the way back to 300 B.C in Ancient Greece, the ideal woman is stated to have ‘light skin’....

Salty tears running down your face, no one warned me about the nice guy....

A shadow of light betwixt the leaves, a scamper of feet between the eaves....

These walls, suffocated in layers of mortar and concealed by globs of paint. Each wall looking identical to the last. A repeating pattern of squares and bars....

Anzac Day is a solemn occasion for both Australians and New Zealanders because it commemorates all of the gallant and valiant soldiers in the military armed forces. We remember those who sacrificed their lives in Gallipoli to serve their country, as well as honour those who returned. ...

Don’t you just love coming home from school, eager to turn on your PC and play your favourite video game, only to have it ruined for you? As soon as you speak into your microphone, a guy from behind the screen insistently makes a sexist remark implying that you aren’t capable of playing the video game — solely based on the fact that you are a woman....

10 Things I Hate About You is a modern take on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew set in an American high school. The story is clever and funny, with plenty of teenage angst and romance. ...

For Christian communities worldwide, Easter eggs are used to represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ as an egg symbolises a new life. Nowadays, the majority of Easter eggs are covered in coloured foil and created from chocolate....

Canada is a gigantic country with an abundance of lakes, rivers, magnificent landscapes and land regions surrounded by thousands of islands....

School is a good asset to have as it teaches you to learn, but it should be portrayed as a journey —a small chapter in your life. This is only the beginning. The skills we learn here are important, but life is about how we use them....

Nature in the summer season is full of bright colors - everything around is flourishing, the birds are chirping and the nature around me is shining!...

The “AI take over” cliche is a story that has been spread throughout the world. Whether our fault or the machines, we have always been fascinated by the creation of life, but right here and now AI can only do commands their masters tell them....

I was diagnosed with autism when I was 3 years old. I have faced many challenges due to my autism, including having a low tolerance for loud sounds, sensory issues, and difficulties with social engagement. However, over the years, I have improved quite a lot physically, mentally, and emotionally. ...

16-year-old Mikita was detained at a Belarusian protest, and is now in solitary confinement and has reportedly been tortured....

Janna Jihad is a 15-year-old Palestinian journalist living in Israeli-occupied West Bank. When Janna was only 7 years old, she witnessed her uncle's murder by the Israeli military....

Have you ever called someone talented or gifted? We live in an achievement-obsessed world that is quick to slap these labels on us, but the reality is that we must work hard to achieve our goals....

It began on the 24th of February, with a livestream video from a Crimea-Ukraine border crossing station at 3:59am showing Russia’s first signs of invasion....

Queen Elizabeth II is currently the longest reigning monarch in British history and is celebrating an unprecedented occasion in the British Royal Family. Last month, on the 6th of February, she celebrated the Platinum Jubilee for 70 years of service as a monarch....

We are in the eye of the storm, or at least that’s what it feels like right now. With every new, awful thing that’s happening around the world, it feels like the view of a normal reality is slipping a little further away. ...

Not often do we see a film targeted at adults that genuinely values the perspectives and lives of children, but that is exactly what Mike Mills' spectacular C’mon C’mon does....

You may think that being a ball owned by an 11-year-old boy is not that fun, but you would be wrong. ...

If we’re lucky, once in our generation, a film comes along that completely changes the way we perceive cinema....

Humans are daily prisoners of the temptation to let go of responsibilities. The reason we often give ourselves is as simple as the “lack of motivation”....

It is said that we are born with two fears, the fear of falling and the fear of being dropped....

The cycle begins with the two twins of the pacific: El Niño and La Niña. For thousands of generations, they have brought life and death to the peoples of the Pacific....

A summary of Sweden by Nijaya Senarath-Dassanayake....

This short book is dedicated to the superwoman, Jacinda Ardern. Thank you for being such a great leader and bringing New Zealand to a great place in life now!...

My 13 years on this planet have been a little confusing. I have learned of countless aspects of life from which one can attract meaning if such meaning can be drawn. I have additionally learned that there can be no singular meaning of life to define us all, or even any part of us. What I have learned first of all is that trying to put words to the meaning of life is a mission of absolute absurdity....

For almost the past two years, our lives have been turned upside down all due to one event - the Covid-19 pandemic....

Mr Williams; in my 4 years at Pakuranga College, I have seen him around the school, heard him speak at assemblies and said a passing hello, but I have never really got to know him. I figured it was about time that the greater student body, and myself, learnt a bit more about the man behind the magic....

School can be an incredibly stressful time for all of us, especially in term one as we try to get into the rhythm of 2021, with lockdowns and school events all trying to disrupt our routines. It is important to focus on your learning and......

Hello all. I am writing about the Aardvark today. The so-called, “beauty of the south Sahara” can be thought of as a possum, with the ears of a naked bunny of moderate size, the snout of a piglet whose face has been protruded to a......

At some point, your world caves in. The bridge of emotion deliquesces into the air, leaving your consciousness to feel the wrath of the void. Whether you continue to persist is all up to yourself, but the fortuity of life is too sweet to let......

Look at your fluorescent smile,  As it lights up the mirror full of doubt that flooded your mind for a while.  I see red, I see pink and the blue is down the sink, Because those nights you used to cry with those teardrops trickling......

Democracy is something that we take for granted in countries like ours. Every certain amount of years, we go and vote for the people we want leading our country. The power goes to the people, as it should because everything that the higher-ups do will......

Hate crimes and acts of racism against Asian and Pacific Islanders have risen at a horrific rate in the past year. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the amount anti-Asian violence. According to the organisation Stop AAPI Hate, 3795 incidents of discrimination and hate against Asian......

I woke up one day, feeling like an egg. I got dressed like an egg, sat down like an egg, hell I even drew a new self-portrait that day(spoiler alert, I drew an egg). For some reason, my newfound egginess gave me a sort of......

If you’ve never heard of @ilovepakcollegesomuch, you’re either new or have been living under a rock. @ilovepakcollegesomuch is the most popular school meme page. They have over 2000 followers and a bunch of hilarious and relatable posts about being here at Pakuranga College. It was......

On earth, garbage covers the surface. The only soul to be seen is Wall-E; a robot with the purpose of cleaning the planet. After 700 years, Wall-E has developed a personality with human-like characteristics and emotions. When Eve, a robot whose objective is to find......

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black  This is a wonderfully written fantasy about a young half-fae girl who becomes entrapped within a broken kingdom’s struggle for power. She has to lie, cheat and deceive her way through the novel. It also features a very enthralling......

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